Informatics at Goshen College

Students working togetherInformatics is about computing and context. Does technology inform its practical application, or does practical application inform technology? The answer, we believe, is both.

The informatics field has emerged as a space for people interested in computational design (applied computing) and its practical applications to study computer science alongside another specific field of study in order to solve real-world problems in real-world contexts.

Goshen College is a place where problem solving and transformation happen every day – sometimes in distinct and measurable ways, but most often bit by bit as we build relationships and broaden knowledge and engagement on and off campus.

The informatics program blends strong technology skills with a traditional liberal arts foundation. We emphasize the importance of practical application – implementing ideas and solutions in a given context – whether in a computer lab or a cancer lab. Informatics students are problem-solvers who understand the broader context for learning and how it applies in the world beyond technology. Informatics always keeps in mind the needs of people and the best and most appropriate uses for technology.

Goshen College offers a major and a minor in informatics, with the major including one specific area of study that provides concentration in a particular field. Degrees in informatics lead to careers in a number of fields, including business analysis, e-commerce management, project management, biostatistics, gene analysis, molecular modeling, graphic design, information architecture, technical writing, climate change modeling, software engineering and web development.

What can I do with an informatics degree?

Informatics graduates are well prepared for many roles in academic, business, research, government and non-profit organizations. Majors choose a field of study that will further equip them with the knowledge and skills needed to work in specific fields.

Degrees in informatics lead to careers and opportunities in many fields, including business analysis, e-commerce management, project management, biostatistics, gene analysis, molecular modeling, graphic design, information architecture, technical writing, climate change modeling, software engineering and web development.